Practicing the Way
February 21 7:00 - 8:30 pm | Calvary Community Church
We believe that Calvary has something for everyone.
Each Practice comes with four session videos, which include short teachings and breaks for discussion, as well as a companion guide with weekly spiritual exercises, recommended reading, and additional resources to help your group create life-changing daily rhythms as you apprentice under Jesus together.
This season we will be offering the 4- week practice of PRAYER.
Taking place on Wednesday nights at 7pm:
Week 01: Talking to God – February 21st
When the disciples asked Jesus, “teach us to pray,” in Luke 11, Jesus gave them a pre-made prayer, or what some call a liturgy, to pray to God. In various seasons of our lives when we’re exhausted, tired, traveling, grieving, doubting, or distracted, liturgies can carry us through and guide our prayers. As we learn the pragmatics of prayer, we’ll begin habituating and fine-tuning a daily prayer rhythm.
Week 02: Talking with God – February 28th
As disciples of Jesus, we long to pray our own words and share what’s on our minds and hearts. In prayer, we bring our pain, hopes, joys, and fears to God in a personalized way. Gratitude, lament, and petition or intercession are all dimensions of talking with God that we can spend a lifetime exploring.
Week 03: Listening to God – March 6th
Prayer is not just when we talk but when we listen. To hear his voice. As Jesus said in John 10v27, “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me.” This is a Spirit-generated desire in the heart of a disciple of Jesus.
Week 04: Being with God – March 13th
There comes a point in our spiritual journey when prayer goes beyond words to simple loving presence, or what the ancient Christians called “union” with God. This type of prayer has come to be called “contemplation,” based on 2 Corinthians 3v18. To contemplate is to look, to gaze upon the beauty of God, receiving his love pouring out toward you in Christ and by the Spirit, and then giving your love back in return.
Ending with a celebration on Friday, March 15th at 6:30pm.
Cost: $20 per person to cover the printed material and dinner at our Celebration.
Questions? [email protected]